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Opinions June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
John H. Mooney, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Joseph S. Mooney, Deceased v. Anonymous M.D. 4, Anonymous M.D. 5, and Anonymous Hospital
32A04-1208-CT-414
Civil tort. Reverses order dismissing with prejudice Mooney’s proposed complaint for damages in a medical malpractice action. The trial court did not have jurisdiction to dismiss under Trial Rule 41(E), and it abused its discretion when it dismissed the proposed complaint under I.C. 34-18-10-14.

Mark Kevin Liston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1207-CR-385
Criminal. Grants rehearing and reverses the trial judge’s rescission of the referee’s order granting Liston post-conviction relief. Remands for proceedings.

Shaun Wilkinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

33A04-1209-CR-478
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felonies dealing in a schedule III controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a family housing unit.

Allen Stewart v. Jennifer Miller (NFP)

53A01-1212-PO-541
Protective order. Affirms order of protection issued at the request of Miller.

Robert O. Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A04-1211-CR-571
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

Stanley B. Crumble a/k/a Melvin Coleman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
32A01-1211-PC-487
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Tarrence Lee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1301-CR-5
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

E.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1211-JV-918
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication for committing what would be Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass if committed by an adult.

City of Jeffersonville, Indiana and City of Jeffersonville Sanitary Sewer Board v. Environmental Management Corporation (NFP)
10A01-1210-PL-485
Civil plenary. Reverses the trial court’s award of attorney fees in favor of Environmental Management Corporation and remands with instructions.

Tyrone Walker v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1211-CR-933
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of Q.R., J.B., and J.R. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
80A02-1211-JT-909
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Jawyan James Townes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1210-CR-441
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Sherard Taylor v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-794
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony fraud on a financial institution.

Edward T. Bronaugh v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1210-CR-832
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies battery and residential entry, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanors disorderly conduct and public intoxication and Class C misdemeanor public nudity.

Tracey B. Young v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1210-CR-525
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony and Class D felony criminal confinement, Class D felony strangulation and Class D felony domestic battery.


The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. Just an aside, but regardless of the outcome, I 'm proud of Judge William Hughes. He was the original magistrate on the Home place issue. He ruled for Home Place, and was primaried by Brainard for it. Their tool Poindexter failed to unseat Hughes, who won support for his honesty and courage throughout the county, and he was reelected Judge of Hamilton County's Superior Court. You can still stand for something and survive. Thanks, Judge Hughes!

  2. CCHP's real accomplishment is the 2015 law signed by Gov Pence that basically outlaws any annexation that is forced where a 65% majority of landowners in the affected area disagree. Regardless of whether HP wins or loses, the citizens of Indiana will not have another fiasco like this. The law Gov Pence signed is a direct result of this malgovernance.

  3. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  4. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  5. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

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